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Red Hat pushes out RHEL 6.4 beta bringing Hyper-V driver of Microsoft

December 28th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Internet, Microsoft Hyper-V

Red Hat, the American software company that’s engaged in developing and distributing open-source software products to the enterprise community, has released a beta of its RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) for its loyal customers.  And this new beta release, which is the 4th minor release of RHEL6, the developers at Red Hat have set up drivers for Hyper-V, the hypervisor by Microsoft, into the distribution of Linux.

Red Hat pushes out RHEL 6.4 beta bringing Hyper-V driver of Microsoft

Even though the Hyper-V drivers were available for a while now, they did not meet up the requirements of the kernel developers’ until few months back. And probably this was why the Red Hat developers were unwilling to add them in Linux. In addition to Microsoft’s Hyper-V, they have also updated the ESX virtualization solution’s drivers of VMware.

Some Improvements have been made to the SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), which are designed in order to improve the interoperability of the system with Active Directory services of Microsoft. Red Hat also states that they have made improvements to the performance of the Parallel network file system (pNFS), yet the support agreement still excludes the use of the pNFS.

The release of RHEL 6.4 is expected between late January and early February 2013.

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Global Cloud Virtualization Software Market 2011-2015

October 31st, 2012    Posted in cloud hosting, Hyper-V, Internet, virtualization

According to the forecasts by analysts at TechNavio, the actionable, competitive, strategic, and customer intelligence related market research report provider, the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market will grow at 14.98% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate), during the period from 2011 to 2015.

Microsoft Corp. with its Hyper-V

According to them, one of the main factors for this growth rate is the need to build platform-independent computing solutions. It is also said that the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market is also having a much focus on green cloud computing. It seems that the only challenge that might cause a challenge to the growth of the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market is the growing security concerns on the subject of cloud computing.

TechNavio claims that the newly released report regarding the Global Cloud Virtualization Software Market 2011-2015 has been arranged based on a thorough analysis of the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market, with inputs from many experts in the industry. The report covers the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region, APAC (Asia-Pacific) region, and the Americas.

According to the report, the key vendors who are currently dominating the Global Cloud Virtualization Software market include Microsoft Corp. with its Hyper-V, Citrix Systems Inc., VMware Inc., and IBM Corp. The other vendors that share a small portion of the market are Parallels, Amazon, Red Hat Inc., and Oracle Corp.

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Red Hat and Virtualization

September 19th, 2011    Posted in virtualization

Being the vendor of Linux, Red Hat would want that its customer should run its technologies on Linux but the customers need to run RHEV i.e. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization management system on Microsoft windows. This concept has changed now as a result the management system has been re-written so that java applications would run on top of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server. For authentication of work, RHEV supports Active Directory. It also allows opening up the source of PostgreSQL database. According to thadani, the newly upgraded RHEV provide zero-downtime up-gradation. This updated windows free management would not cost you anything extra than what has been charged previously. They also let you know about the reason for which you will pay for i.e. enterprises needs to count the CPU sockets on the basis of the number used by them and accordingly they will be paying for the same.

The best part would be that Red Hat charges you one-seventh of the cost of VMware. Due to the addition of the new management server, we can come across a big change in the new version of KVM i.e. RHEV 3.0. This new version is simply hold to power the solution as a core virtualization hypervisor. The underlying hypervisor has been replaced with new KVM which is about to ship in RHEL 6.2. Along with this new up gradation, they have also considered performance enhancements which includes various features such as:-

  • Transparent Huge Pages for database performance,
  •  paravirtualized interrupt controllers,
  • a sync I/O
  • An entire rewrite of the networking infrastructure.

They have also explained that the stack of the network has been moved from user to kernel space so that it can deliver better performance. Another most important feature of this system is that it can scale up to 128 CPUs with 2 TB of RAM at the host level providing for large virtual machines. It also provides built-in reporting infrastructure which help to leverages an embedded Jasper Reports engine. This engine provides historic views on usage and management so that it becomes easy for the users to manage the system.

Therefore, we can conclude the fact they have succeeded in grabbing more and more customers across the industry segments which has made RHEV 3.0 available in beta. It has been observed that Red Hat customers including major players like Qualcom, BNP Paribas and DreamWorks use RHEV.


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